Seamus Keating has become the new CEO of software and consulting company, First Derivatives. The new CEO is assuming the post vacated by Brian Conlon, who died last July.
First Derivatives provides its fintech software company that offers services to more than 20 global investment banks and several other exchanges and regulators. It uses the FD platform known as Kx Technology, to analyze a large number of data for the quick development of new applications.
Keating’s long track records
Mr. Keating Seamus is a qualified accountant who has held several senior management positions at CGI Group (formerly Logica). He served as the company’s chief operating officer as well as the chief financial officer.
Seamus has been working on several projects in the technology sector in both the private and public markets. In December 2012, he became the non-executive director at First Directives. The next year, he was appointed as its chairman.
Apart from the appointment of Seamus, there were other notable elevations and appointments by the company. FD stated today that Donna Troy, the company’s non-executive director, is now the chairman of the group.
Troy has held sales leadership and general manager roles in different organizations, including Epico, Dell, SAP, McAfee, Partnerware, as well as IBM. The appointment means that Seamus will be stepping down as a member of the board of committees.
Donna Troy, the Group’s new chairman, commented on the new appointments, saying the group is happy that Seamus has accepted the leadership role to take the company into its next phase of growth.
Donna troy pointed out that Seamus was appointed when the company was going through a very difficult time. However, he showed tremendous acts of leadership, even when the company was seriously looking for a new CEO.
He has demonstrated a high level of leadership qualities and a willingness to take the company to its new heights.
Troy pointed out that several well-qualified candidates showed interest in the CEO role. However, as the company went through the list, it was clear that the right person for the post is Seamus. The entire board was thrilled when he accepted the role to work for the general achievement of the Group’s strategic objectives.
The new CEO, Seamus, also commented on the appointment. He said that his priority has always been to maintain drive and promote the growth of the company since his appointment.
He further revealed that during his time as executive chairman, he had met stakeholders within the industry, including investors, partners, customers, and employees across all branches of the group throughout the world.
He has been awed by the respect and high regard the Group has pulled over the years. According to him, the reputation of the company precedes anything, which is a great platform to execute business strategies.
Seamus also said that he is very grateful to all stakeholders within the company who have contributed immensely towards the company’s goals. He reiterated that he is burning with desire to lead the Group into the next phase of dominance in the market.